Category Archives: Home Economics
This is just a quick cautionary note. I inherited an old Craftsman belt sander from my father. I think the last time he used it was when I was a child, so it has been decades since it has ran. … Continue reading
We had an unseasonably warm weekend and accomplished much. Discovered a few things, too. It’s important to get a few of these during the winter to catch up and fix problems that have accumulated.
It has been very cold lately. Usually it never even gets this cold at any point in the winter. It’s already made it to negative 6 degrees F here. At least the wind hasn’t been too bad. Icicles have been … Continue reading
We’ve tried about every rodent control strategy there is. Part of living in old houses in the country is rodents, I guess. We keep food contained, we sweep promptly, we prevent moisture areas that can attract them. None of it … Continue reading
If you are like us and abandoned the use of a clothes dryer, then you do sometimes get “behind” with the laundry, particularly in weeks when it is too cold to put them on the line but too warm to … Continue reading
One of the more worthwhile foods to produce at home is bacon. It is also somewhat fun. However, to make bacon, you’re going to need a pig. We don’t raise pigs, at least not yet. Being an animal that one … Continue reading